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Laser Assisted Hatching

Laser Assisted Hatching involves the utilization of a laser system to create an artificial opening in the zona of an embryo. This procedure is believed to accelerate the embryo’s hatching process, thereby enhancing the likelihood of successful implantation.

Laser-assisted hatching can be performed prior to embryo transfer and is applicable to embryos at both the blastocyst and early cleavage stages, typically five to six days following egg collection.

This advanced IVF technique offers hope to couples who have undergone multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles. By incorporating assisted hatching, the chances of achieving pregnancy are increased. Assisted hatching is typically conducted in a laboratory setting and is often employed alongside conventional IVF treatment. This additional step facilitates embryo hatching and augments the probability of successful implantation.

When is LAH (Laser Assisted Hatching) advised?

The main reasons for recommending Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH) surgery can be outlined as follows:

  1. Advanced maternal age, is typically defined as being over 37 years old.
  2. Presence of a thick or abnormal eggshell surrounding the embryo.
  3. Embryos exhibiting poor quality or slow development.
  4. A high degree of fragmentation was observed in the embryos.
  5. Patients who have undergone at least two unsuccessful IVF cycles in the past.
  6. Frozen embryo transfer cycles.
  7. Individuals with elevated levels of Day 3 Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH).

These factors are commonly considered when suggesting LAH surgery as a potential approach to enhance the chances of successful implantation and pregnancy in these specific situations.

What is the procedure behind Laser Assisted Hatching?

Laser technology plays a crucial role in assisting the process of embryo hatching, ultimately leading to improved pregnancy rates. This technique involves using a focused laser beam that targets a specific area called “The ZONA,” which encompasses approximately 1/4 of the embryo’s circumference. The laser beam is precisely directed to affect the zona pellucida, a protective outer layer surrounding the embryo. In a matter of seconds, the laser beam is capable of shrinking down to just 10 microns, thinning the zona pellucida. This thinning allows the embryo to successfully escape from the protective layer during the hatching process. By facilitating embryo hatching through laser-assisted thinning of the zona pellucida, the chances of achieving pregnancy are increased.

What are the advantages of Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH)?

  • Compared to traditional acidic hatching methods, this method is simple, quick, and safe.
  • Accuracy – because the laser’s accuracy is pre-programmed.
  • With LAH, pregnancy rates can be increased from 50% to 65%.
  • It takes only a few seconds to complete.
  • Automation reduces the chance of human errors.
  • IVF and ICSI procedures are dramatically improved.

How much does Laser Assisted Hatching cost?

Laser-assisted hatching has emerged as a promising solution for couples who have experienced IVF failures. This technique has demonstrated significant success in improving the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, particularly for couples of advanced age or those who have previously faced unsuccessful IVF attempts.

The procedure involves using laser technology to create a small opening in the protective outer layer of the embryo, known as the zona pellucida, which assists in the hatching process. By facilitating embryo hatching, laser-assisted hatching increases the chances of successful implantation and subsequent pregnancy.

In terms of cost, laser-assisted hatching typically incurs an additional expense ranging from INR 10,000 to INR 20,000. This cost of laser-assisted hatching may vary depending on the specific clinic, location, and additional factors associated with the overall IVF treatment plan.

Considering the potential benefits and success rates observed with laser-assisted hatching, many couples who have previously experienced IVF failures are willing to explore this technique as a viable option in their journey toward parenthood.

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